By Jovan Krstevski

Brellum just keeps getting better and I know I might be a bit bias but when it comes to quality watches at reasonable prices, I’m quite hard to get sold. I love Brellum for giving us horology fans more choices that we usually see on high-end watches. So without further ado, here’s the Duobox Pandial Collection.

I’d like to start with the Duobox Pandial Marina which comes with different strap options. It’s powered by the same legendary Valjoux-based BRELLUM BR–750–1 Automatic Movement Chronometer officially certified by the COSC. The domed Marina Blue dial with appliques and luminescent material looks cool specially on a bright sunny day. The Marina’s legibility is superb thanks to its box type sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment which also extends to the caseback. As for the strap options, the choice is between a hand made fabric Alinghi Marina strap or a stainless steel Milanese bracelet with deploying buckle. Both straps also come with bonus Blue Rubber camo Nato strap.

Next in the collection is the Duobox Pandial White which obviously showcases a domed silver white dial with nice appliques featuring luminescent materials. The coolest character of the Pandial White is its impressive dial in black and white. It’s like suspended in a retro world which is great by the way. Legibility is very practical which is to be expected when a silver dial is used. Brellum achieved some equilibrium in the dial by effectively distributing white and dark highlights across the dial, hence we see dark guilloche sub-dials at 12 and 6 o’clock while the rest is white with black markers. You can get the Pandial White with cool strap options: black barenia leather strap, mesh bracelet, brown perfored calf leather strap, and brown zula calf leather strap plus each piece comes with an extra black nato rubber strap.

The Pandial Black is as stealthy as it sounds. If you’d rather blend in perfectly than stand out in the crowd, this is the best choice. The domed black dial with nice appliques and luminescent material looks subtle thanks in part to the box type sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment. It comes on genuine black Barenia calf leather strap, perfored black calf leather strap, brown Zora calf leather strap, and stainless steel Milanese bracelet with deploying buckle. All leather straps are hand made and comes with bonus black rubber Nato strap.

Finally, there is the Pandial Grey Meteor with its unique space feel. This is nicely achieved with a domed Meteor Grey dial with matching appliques featuring luminescent materials. A word of advice, if you like traditional watches, this may not be a good color choice since its gradients and hues are really playful but rest assured it’s the same Brellum Duobox with an impressive Caliber BRELLUM BR–750–1 Automatic chronometer movement. This looks even fancier when paired with stainless steel Milanese bracelet with deploying buckle although you can always have it with other strap options like hand made perfored black calf leather strap or hand made brown Zora calf leather strap. All models also come with a rubber Nato camo strap. The price for the models on the mesh bracelet is CHF 2360 excluding taxes, and CHF 2305 on a leather strap.

My personal pick in the collection is the white pandial with mesh bracelet. It just looks classic and very easy on the eyes for the daily grind. For more info, please visit brellum.swiss